The German shot-stopper set a new record after surpassing club great Oliver Khan as his side extended their lead at the top to seven points.
Manuel Neuer kept his 197th Bundesliga clean sheet in his sides 4-0 win over Schalke and in doing so, set a new league record.
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) January 24, 2021
Neuer surpassed the 13-year-old record previously held by club legend Oliver Kahn and completed the feat in just 423 matches, 134 less than the former legend. The best keeper in the world is now in his tenth season in Munich and he recently signed a new deal in the summer which keeps him at the European champs until 2023.
Neuer was asked whether he was expecting any hostility from the now Bayern board member and the shot-stopper had a light-hearted take on the matter.
“I won’t let myself be done down here. We’re on an equal footing. Let’s see how he reacts. But I think he’s happy for all of us.”
Neuer also stated that he felt his side should have had more than a one-goal lead going into half time but was happy with how the second half played out.
Manuel Neuer makes history 🧤
Today’s clean sheet was his 197th in the Bundesliga, which sees him overtake Oliver Kahn on 196 🥇 pic.twitter.com/1iO5nguiRl
— Goal (@goal) January 24, 2021
“The first half was good, like against Augsburg. Unfortunately, we only led 1-0. It was more difficult against Augsburg because we had to fight until the end,” Neuer said.
“Today we were able to add to the score and still had one or two chances to score more. If you’d offered us a 4-0 win before the game, we would have certainly taken it.”